Grizzle has gone close on more than one occasion and sets the standard, while Kinloch Castle was beaten only a head on his debut at Carlisle and could figure. Impel improved for the drop back to 6f last time so has a bit to prove here, but Isthmus and Mokbil are not easily dismissed after promising debuts. MAISTRO was unlucky on his introduction at Kempton as he was hampered in the final furlong and would have finished a lot closer then fourth. He gets the nod to open his account today, with Welsh Bard making most appeal of the newcomers.
Fisher 16-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, no chance when hampered inside final furlong, 11th of 14, 13l behind Venetian View (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Golden Jubilee (USA) 9-2 (9-3) Raced on outer, close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 16l behind Expert Fighter (9-3) at Brighton 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Grizzle 5-1 (9-0) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, soon headed, ran on, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Mr Spiggott (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) hvy.
Impel (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Raced centre, held up, ridden over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, headway soon after, ridden and no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 17, 5l behind Fillionaire (8-12) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Isthmus 9-1 (9-0) Raced wide in touch, effort in centre and ran green over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Asifa (9-0) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Kinloch Castle 11-2 (9-3) Soon pressed leader, led inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, hard pressed inside final furlong, headed narrowly final 50 yards, kept on, 2nd of 10, hd behind Serene Oasis (8-12) at Catterick 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft.
Maistro (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, behind, switched inside and headway 2f out, stayed on to chase leading pair when not much room inside final furlong, no impression when lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 13, 6l behind Halling Dancer (8-10) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Mokbil (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd halfway, no impression on winner when no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 4l behind Afaal (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Mr Fickle (IRE) Jeremy colt out of Mamara Reef.
Protanto (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Close up, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 8l behind Electrician (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Welsh Bard (IRE) Dylan Thomas gelding out of Delphinium.